Course Description

Why do the values of the Canadian dollar and the American dollar differ? Is the GST a bad tax? Why is it so difficult to find a job sometimes? Should medical care be free of charge to all residents of Canada? These questions, essential to everyday living, are best answered through an understanding of economics. Discuss basic economic principles by applying them to everyday events and issues. Course includes relevant economic information that will help you make better and more informed personal and business decisions.


Course Details


Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Use the appropriate terms and concepts to describe principles of economics
  • Use economic principles, theories and laws to understand and analyze contemporary economic issues and problems, and
  • Develop an understanding of the workings of the Canadian economy

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Online Asynchronous
Apr 16, 2024 to Jul 15, 2024
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Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $639.99
Reading List / Textbook

This course uses Open Educational Resources (OERs). These are digital products that come at no cost to students. Links to the materials will be provided by the instructor on the first day of class and in the course outline.

Title: Principles of Macroeconomics
Authors: Douglas Curtis, Ian Irvine, Lyryx Learning Team

Title: Principles of Microeconomics
Authors: Douglas Curtis, Ian Irvine, Lyryx Learning Team

Section Notes

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post the course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students registered on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Students unfamiliar with online learning are encouraged to take our free Digital Skills for Learning Online course.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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